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2315 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
510-521-7070
Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
An Alameda Jewel

We were delighted last night to find that this restaurant just a block from the cinema complex has such an enticing selection of reasonably priced tapas and main dishes. We were amply satisfied with three tapas, curried mussels, sauteed tofu (unbelievably soft and flavorful), octopus puffs, and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
lancereyno
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Alameda
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Alameda
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were delighted last night to find that this restaurant just a block from the cinema complex has such an enticing selection of reasonably priced tapas and main dishes. We were amply satisfied with three tapas, curried mussels, sauteed tofu (unbelievably soft and flavorful), octopus puffs, and a main dish of pasta with shrimp and clams. To top it all... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Zen is a unique asian tapas fusion restaurant. The portions are smaller but priced accordingly. Part of the fun is ordering several things to try. We usually order and share. The edemame is wonderfully seasoned and the asian fries and dipping sauce are an interesting flavor. That compliments the many selections including both raw fish based tapas and cooked tapas.... More 

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Gettysburg, PA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

I just returned to Alameda and could not wait to go back to Zen. Zen us a tranquil place, with excellent service (we love Lilly!) and wonderful food!! The edamame alone is worth coming back for. We love Zen for many reasons but the ability to try lots of new things, in portions that are just right, makes it just... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

asian fries, pork belly sushi, basil fried rice, kim chee fried rice... need I say more? =)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2009

Great Asian Fusion Tapas and you have to try the Hawaiian Tropic cocktail. It is the bomb!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2315 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alameda
  • Phone Number: 510-521-7070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 33
  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?